The Future of Conflict

Covert ops, drone warfare and a new hot zone: The Agenda examines how future military conflict might look, and where it may be fought.

Douglas Macgregor: Special Ops

The war in Iraq is over and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, but covert military operations - the bin Laden raid, and hundreds of drone strikes - are on the rise. Is this the future of conflict? US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor tells Steve Paikin why covert ops are the US military's best option.

Retired Colonel, U.S. Army

Peter W. Singer: Drone Warfare

War by remote control: Brookings Institution senior fellow Peter W. Singer tells Steve Paikin about the increased use of unmanned military systems and the future of drone warfare in the United States.

Director, 21st Century Defense Initiative, Brookings Institution

Patrick Cronin: The South China Sea

The South China Sea is the future hot-point of conflict in the world. As India and China focus on increasing their naval capabilities, how is the United States adapting their strategy? The Center for a New American Security's Patrick Cronin sits down with Steve Paikin.

Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security